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When you arrive at the supermarket and get ready to grab a shopping cart, do you also reach for one of those wipes the stores now supply to cleanse the cart handle?
There’s no doubt the handles are full of germs. I don’t want to get too specific in discussing what sorts of germs lurk on shopping cart handles – or most of everything else we touch because you may be reading this column while eating lunch. I realize this is a disgusting topic for some, but we should come to terms with germs because we live in a sea of them.
In recent years, playing on peoples’ fear and loathing of germs, an increasing supply of anti-bacterial liquids and wipes have come to market to help us conquer our trepidations when it comes to handling items the “public” has touched. Some scientists are afraid that all these products will ultimately make us more susceptible to germs.
Lutefisk might accomplish the same goal as the anti-bacterials, although it tends to leave a stench on your hands, or for that matter, anywhere and might even be worse than germs.